Saturday, May 12, 2012

6 Fat Men and Some Finishings

This post is pictures-heavy!

To start, here are my 6 Fat Men's progresses. I am down to the last Fat Man, Snow Day. These snowmen are a delight to stitch!

They look great together. I have just one more snowman to stitch!

A close up of Snow House

I hope you are not tired of snowmen because my ornament for April is another snowman. This is  from the monthly ornaments by LHN.

Design: Frosty Flakes by LHN
Fabric: 32ct Amber Linen 
Thread: DMC

When Diana of LHN shows her monthly ornaments for this year, I fell in love with Quaker Birds. This will be my ornament for May. I am ahead of my schedule, ha ha!

Design: Quaker Birds by LHN
Fabric: 32ct Amber Linen
Thread: DMC


Finally, I managed to sit down and did some finishings! 
Here is Busy Needle's Needlebook, I added my initial to the back. The pins are gifts from my friend, Joyce.






Next, I finished two scissors fobs, one from LK and the other from SB.


Design: 2001 Fob by SB
Fabric: 32ct Platinum Linen
Thread: DMC


The next two are pincushions!


Remember this in my last post? It's the bonus chart from LK's Inspiration Boxer #B35.



This pincushion is very tiny, mounted on a small color palette. It is very convenient for beads, buttons and charms during stitching! That bird was stitched by my friend, Kristine. 

Another pincushion but this one is not done by me! It's a gift from Kristine. Thank you, Kristine for this gorgeous 15-sided biscornu! Look at the embroidery, they are so beautifully done!





Sorry for the poor pictures, I was trying to capture the beautiful embroideries!

Last but not least a cushion cover finished again by my friend, Kristine. She is good at sewing and patchworks. The stitching was completed much earlier.



I received a beautiful PS ornament from Karen for the HoE PS Ornament Exchange.

Karen chose this design from the Snowy Nights Booklet. I love this ornament, thank you Karen for a lovely Exchange!

For this same exchange, I stitched for Becky Kirkbride a tiny Santa from the mini cards series. I forgot to take a picture of the ornament before sending it out.


This picture was taken by Becky.


Thank you for your patience, hope you have enjoyed these pictures. Thank you for visiting my blog and taking time to leave lovely comments, they are greatly appreciated!

Happy stitching until the next update!

Hugs,
Ellen

16 comments:

Grit said...

Wunderschöne Dinge hast Du gearbeitet. Ich liebe die Schneemänner!!!
Das Nadelbuch und Scherenhalter gefallen mir sehr gut.
Liebe Grüße Grit

robindefender said...

Wow! You've finished a lot of stuff. Everything looks beautiful.

BeckySC said...

My goodness...you have been stitching up a storm!! AWESOME stitches...I just LOVE the Fat Men :) GREAT work, Ellen :)

Lisa V said...

Your stitched finishes are all gorgeous. Your 6 Fat Men are coming along nicely and very colourful, I am looking forward to stitching one of them soon in a round robin I am part of.

Carol said...

Wow! You've sure been busy, Ellen--so many gorgeous finishes to share with us. Your Fat Men are looking so jolly and I love all your ornaments. Beautiful work :)

Veronica said...

I'll never tire of snowmen. They're just too cute. Beautiful stitching! You finished May's ornie already? Nice! Love your finishings, especially the colour palate pincushion. Very unique idea. I'll be sure to keep that in mind :) I'd love to make that 15 sided biscornu too. So pretty ^.^

Hugs,
Veronica.

Solstitches said...

What a lovely post Ellen.
The Fat Men are so cute and your needlebook is gorgeous.
The embroidered pincushion you received as a gift is very special.
Love the two scissor fobs also.
Margaret

Anne said...

Lovely little pillows you've stitched! I love the needlebook! It's so sweet! You have some of the loveliest little stitches :D

Kathy Ellen said...

I am in awe of all of your gorgeous stitching finishes, Ellen! I love everything and wish that I had your talent for finishing! Your post is just wonderful! Blessings!

Lillie said...

Everything so beautiful, especially the Busy Bee needlebook.
Loved the idea of the Palate pincushion. Its so cute.

Siobhán said...

I'm so impressed with all of your beautiful finishes! You've been so productive--great job on everything! I love the ornaments, and the 6 Fat Men are adorable. I'm debating doing the L*K Halloween mystery piece--I love the saying on it.

Brigitte said...

What a great post this is. You've finished some great projects and maybe The 6 Fat men are finished as well by now. Great stitching on each of them. And your finishings are just awesome.

Suzanne said...

What wonderful finishes you have! I love the idea of putting the pincushion on the colour palette, very convenient for beading.

Sally said...
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Sally said...

Lots of lovely stitching Ellen.:)

Denise said...

Beautiful work! Your finishing is fantastic!